Brigham staff wear Black Joy Day shirts

The Brigham Joins Boston Celebration of Black Joy Day on Sept. 12

Photographer and community activist Thaddeus Miles tries to find joy in most aspects of his life, and he encourages others to do the same. He is such a proponent of joy, in fact, that through his advocacy and determination, City Councilor Julia Mejia passed a resolution declaring Saturday, Sept. 12, Black Joy Day in the city of Boston.

September 11, 2020
Photo of mask dispensers

Safe Care Commitment Update: Mask Dispensers

The Brigham has been testing different methods for dispensing hospital masks at employee entrances to identify a permanent fixture that is safe, efficient and optimizes the flow of people entering the building.

September 22, 2020
Anthony Fauci

Fauci Joins Infectious Diseases Experts for Candid Reflections on COVID-19

“When you’re experiencing an outbreak, don’t ever, ever underestimate the potential of the pandemic,” said Anthony S. Fauci, MD, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, during a special HMS Medical Grand Rounds event as a distinguished guest lecturer on Sept. 10.

September 11, 2020
Brigham at night

Study: Analysis Finds ‘Near-Zero Incidence’ of Patients Acquiring COVID-19 at the Brigham

In a thorough analysis of all COVID-19 cases diagnosed after admission or shortly after discharge, the Brigham Infection Control team found that hospital-acquired infection was extremely rare, even at the height of the state’s pandemic.

September 9, 2020

‘Persevere and Maintain Hope’: Stepping Strong Runners Ready for Virtual Marathon

Seeking to curb the spread of COVID-19, city officials canceled the Boston Marathon this spring for the first time in the race’s 124-year history. But the pandemic could not dampen the indomitable spirit of the thousands of runners and wheelchair athletes who will participate in the first virtual Boston Marathon.

September 8, 2020
Masked people distributing food at hospital

Safe Care Commitment: Implementing Innovative Ideas

Earlier this summer, the Brigham Digital Innovation Hub (iHub) partnered with the COVID-19 Operations Committee to launch a crowdsourcing website, called Safe Care Ideas, for Brigham Health staff to contribute suggestions to facilitate the Safe Care Commitment (SCC)

August 26, 2020

New Donning/Doffing HealthStream Course Launches Monday, Aug. 24

Proper donning and doffing of personal protective equipment (PPE) are key to the protection of our staff and patients, and more critical than ever in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.

August 19, 2020

In Memoriam: Noel Rose, MD, Department of Pathology

The Brigham community and Department of Pathology mourn the loss of Noel Rose, MD, who passed away July 30. He was 92.

August 17, 2020

New Dining Options to Support Our Safe Care Commitment

In response to the need to maintain appropriate physical distance while eating, seating has been adjusted in the Brigham’s three main dining areas — the Garden Café, the 45 Francis St. lobby and the Hale Building Atrium — and signage has been added to these locations to ensure safe, individual dining.

August 12, 2020

After 600 Platelet Donations, ‘One Plus One’ Equals a Lifesaving Sum

For Bob Belluche, 82, making regular platelet donations at the Kraft Family Blood Donor Center has come down to simple arithmetic.

August 11, 2020

In Memoriam: Laura Judge, MSN, BSN, RN, Division of Renal Medicine

The Brigham community mourns the loss of Laura Judge, MSN, BSN, RN, a nurse practitioner in the Renal Medicine Ambulatory Clinic, who died on July 22 of cancer. She was 61 years old.

August 11, 2020

Brigham Takes on Leadership Role in COVID-19 Vaccine Trials

The COVE (Coronavirus Efficacy) study will enroll 30,000 participants at trial sites nationwide, including four locations at the Brigham, to evaluate mRNA-1273, a vaccine candidate manufactured by Cambridge pharmaceutical company Moderna, Inc.

July 29, 2020
US News Best Hospitals Honor Roll

Brigham Honored in U.S. News Best Hospital Rankings

Brigham and Women’s Hospital rose to No. 12 on U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 ranking of Best Hospitals, up one spot from last year’s annual Honor Roll rankings.

July 28, 2020

In Memoriam: Rhonda Manczurowsky, RN, Radiation Oncology

The Brigham community mourns the loss of Rhonda Manczurowsky, RN, of Radiation Oncology at the Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center at Milford Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Manczurowsky died July 14 of mesothelioma. She was 54 years old.

July 24, 2020

In Memoriam: Michael O’Rourke, Department of Engineering

The Brigham community and the Department of Engineering mourn the loss of Michael O’Rourke, who passed away on June 9 after a brief illness.

July 1, 2020